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Fig. 1: Importance of particle size and coating amount of black carbon (BC) particles.
11 Sep 2018
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere.
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05 Sep 2018
An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in natural control of this insect pest.
05 Sep 2018
Simultaneously modeling of air pollutants and weather under extreme conditions highlights the potential for serious health risks.
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05 Sep 2018
While drones scan beaches to assess plastic litter, microplastics are found in the digestive tracts of one in every six Red Sea fish.
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03 Sep 2018
Four-Day Event to Convene Sustainability Businesses, Leaders and Experts
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30 Aug 2018
ASEAN and China’s partnership in the areas of innovation and technology is set to deepen when the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) returns for its third edition this year.
30 Aug 2018
A team of researchers have discovered that terahertz (THz) wave irradiation activates the filamentation of actin protein.
Fishery Management
29 Aug 2018
Global commercial fish stocks could provide more food and profits in the future, despite warming seas, if adaptive management practices are implemented. Even so, yields for nearly half of the species analyzed are projected to fall below today’s levels.
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27 Aug 2018
A study by researchers at Nagoya University and other universities has indicated that feeding rats a high-sucrose diet only at night, when they are active, ameliorates high levels of fat accumulation in the blood and liver, avoiding the associated adverse effects of metabolic syndrome.
Underwater photos showing the shift from temperate communities dominated by macroalgae beds (kelp and fucoids) (left), to the transitory cohabitation with tropical corals (middle), to coral reefs (right).
20 Aug 2018
Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan’s coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven by these factors, can improve conservation efforts and climate change management.
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13 Aug 2018
Farmers will need to know how rising temperatures in Thailand will affect their rice crops.
Abandoned wet farmland in central Hokkaido in Japan.
03 Aug 2018
Joint press release by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and Hokkaido University. Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.
University of Malaya
01 Aug 2018
The Blue Communities project aims to exchange knowledge and experience between UK and Asia on integrated marine management and sustainable use of resources to improve health, well-being and livelihoods of coastal communities in the study areas. University of Malaya hosted the first meeting attended by participants from partnering countries.
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01 Aug 2018
An international group of researchers has demonstrated that branching complexity of rivers affects regional population stability and persistence in nature, contrary to current theories which suggest the importance of an ecosystem’s size.
KAUST water researchers
23 Jul 2018
A low-cost method for collecting water from the atmosphere could be used to provide potable water to dry, inland regions.
Red Sea waters
23 Jul 2018
Volcanic eruptions in Mexico and the Philippines can lead to atmospheric changes that favor the ventilation of deep water in the Red Sea.
18 Jul 2018
Maintaining a balance between rising sea levels and soil accumulation will rely on careful management of coastal regions.
18 Jul 2018
The first quantification of wind energy in Saudi Arabia points to high wind power potential for many decades to come.
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15 Jul 2018
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) offers decisive proof that South Korea’s Ulsan city is affected by toxic substances contained in fine dust particles, regardless of the season.
NOAA Oscar Dyson
12 Jul 2018
The inclusion of taxon-specific sensitivity to a shifting climate helps us understand species distributional responses to changes in climate.
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11 Jul 2018
Meeting will approve work programme for FY2018, including more than 20 regional research and capacity development projects in areas such as climate change and variability; biodiversity and ecosystems; natural resource utilization; disaster risk reduction, and others.
Upper and lower plate controls on the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake
04 Jul 2018
Researchers at Tohoku University’s Department of Geophysics, have been studying the great Tohoku-oki earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011, to the east of Japan’s Honshu Island.
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02 Jul 2018
Corals, even in the most far-flung locations, are being affected by climate change but fare better in marine protected areas.
Maha Diving
02 Jul 2018
Research reveals the genetic response to heat stress and highlights symbiotic algae’s role.
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13 Jun 2018
The works of Japanese physicist Ukichiro Nakaya still remains a primary reference on crystal shapes.
Giant Slug
12 Jun 2018
With the help of citizen science, researchers have unraveled the close correlation between weather conditions and the appearances of a giant slug species, enabling them to predict the slug’s activity on the following day.
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11 Jun 2018
A molecular process that signals distress could also help corals adapt to climate change.
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01 Jun 2018
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University of Malaya
30 May 2018
University of Malaya researchers organized a climate change awareness program for secondary school children through fun science activities ‘ExploRace’. The awareness program is hoped to empower and engage active participation from school children to help tackle the climate change issues locally.
25 May 2018
A professor, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been appointed to the new panel of the Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP).

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